I’m blessed with the opportunity to work with parishes and dioceses around the country as they navigate through the digital continent. Trying to figure out how to best reach and communicate with the people they serve. It’s always exciting to see their progress and the ways they’re using new media to accomplish the new evangelization.
Today, the Archdiocese of New York just jumped to the forefront as one of the “most innovative and connected dioceses in the world”.
Cardinal Dolan has been wanting to provide his flock with better, more effective communication about what’s happening in the Catholic church. But until now, that’s been just a dream, not a reality. By partnering with our friends over at eCatholic and Flocknote, the Archdiocese New York is streamlining communication across hundreds of parishes, almost 3 million Catholics, and a span of 5,000 square miles.
“This Archdiocese is going to have the ability to share information with and get feedback from our people in a very efficient and effective way.” (Cardinal Dolan)
One of the coolest parts of this initiative is the brand new ArchNY.org. The Archdiocese’s website can now aggregate data from parish websites (like Mass times) and push relevant content back to all of the newly designed parish websites. And via Flocknote, the Cardinal can now email and text every Catholic in the Archdiocese – meaning he can get his message out to the people without relying on traditional broadcast media.
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